Cover photo for Richard Roche's Obituary
Richard Roche Profile Photo
1961 Richard 2021

Richard Roche

December 25, 1961 — June 27, 2021

Chisholm, MN

Richard “Rich” David Roche
Dec 25, 1961- June 27, 2021
Richard Roche age 59 longtime resident of Chisholm, passed away Sunday, June 27,
2021, in Chisholm, MN. He was born December 25, 1961, in Two Harbors to Richard
and Carol (Brown) Roche. Rich moved to Hibbing at a young age, he attended Hibbing
High School, after high school Rich joined the Air Force. From December of 1984 to
June of 1994, he was married to Roxanne “Rocky” Gerow. He was employed at
Minnesota Twist Drill for close to 35 years. Richard had a great sense of humor, there
was never a shortage of “Dad Jokes” when he was around. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,
4-wheeling, listening to music and spending time at his happy place, his camper on
Dewey Lake with his best bud Al and his closest friends. Rich had a willingness to help
people, he would literally give the shirt off his back to help anyone in need. Richard is
survived by his children, Betty (Kevin) Pollock, Cloquet, MN, Susan Roche, Chisholm,
MN, mother, Carol Koivunen, Hibbing, MN, sisters, Suzanne (Tom) Daniels, Hibbing,
MN, Carrie (Aaron) Case, Hibbing, MN, Maija (Jason) Kohler, Mt. Iron, MN, nieces and
nephews, Derek (Brenda) Zubich, Adam (Leah) Zubich, Charlie Roche, Eric (Erin
Beirne) Roche, Nicole Yacalavitch, Jason Yacalavitch, Tori Kohler, Gage Kohler and
one grand dog, Porkchop. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard James Roche
and his sister, Kathleen Yacalavitch. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday,
July 9, 2021 at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing. Visitation will be held one hour
prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the
American Cancer Society.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Roche, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, July 9, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing

2615 1st Ave, Hibbing, MN 55746

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Friday, July 9, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing

2615 1st Ave, Hibbing, MN 55746

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 44

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree